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A great story; well worth a view.

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Relearned the hard way! Pilots in WWII did not wear goggles for the wind. They wore them to protect their eyes from other foreign objects that might enter the cockpit in combat: oil, shattered wind screen, shrapnel, etc. Who can …

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What is it? There are five definitions of the word hybrid. Essentially, it means mixing two separate things. Obviously, the goal of any hybrid is to take the good qualities of two or more separate entities and combine them into …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My second book (Vengeance at Midway and Guadalcanal) begins with the Battle of Midway. Seventy one years ago today this titanic struggle changed the course of World War II. …

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) My editor (LaVonne Ellis) and I wrapped up the final edit of End Game this past weekend. We will now format it and ready it for print. Cover design …

End Game in the Pacific: edit complete. Read More »

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Buy the trilogy now: 1:Project 7 Alpha 2:Vengeance 3:End Game (soon) The Red Barron: for many aviation buffs he was the first legend of airborne combat. For myself; sitting in the front row of a movie theater in 1966, at …

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Or is it: Life Imitating Art? Full circle actually. Chapter 22 of Project Seven Alpha is about Ding Hoa, a puppy adopted by the pilots flying the hump in WWII. Ding was found living near a DC-3 fuselage converted to …

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I’ve been very fortunate in my writing career thus far, (although I have recently lost the first 5 chapters of my fourth novel, with no copies) and 2012 was a fantastic year. In fact my best year as a writer …

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Regular readers of Airways Magazine got the inside story of Discovery Channel’s Documentary Plane Crash. The article series included everything except where Big Flo (B-727) ended up. Here she is; recycled as a future restaurant. That came as quite a …

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Flying up from Palm Beach to Chicago today I heard some chatter on guard frequency. Guard is frequency 121.5 on VHF, all aircraft monitor it while in flight. Over the years I have heard various emergencies; engine failures etc. Today …

Emergency: aircraft out of fuel. Read More »

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